Jean-François Flechet has come a long way from Liège, Belgium. Nine years ago, Flechet came to the United States to complete a doctorate in economics at the University of Pennsylvania.
CityBeat: What's the last great meal you ate and where did you eat it?
Jean-François Flechet: That was at Slim's, and I'm trying to remember exactly what we had. I can't remember. I think we had the beef tri-tip. I've been there many times and it's sort of my favorite place. The food is always good, and the people are friendly.
CB:Have any Belgians sampled your Belgian waffles at Findlay Market yet?
JF: Yeah, a couple. They said it's like the ones that would be sold on the streets in Brussels. They told me that they're even better than there. A lot of the shops in Belgium get the dough delivered, but I make everything fresh. The waffle people love the one with the Madison's hazelnut gelato on it. They love it.
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